Court Advocacy Unit

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Victim Services Program

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The Court Advocacy Unit is available to current volunteers who have completed training in the Protective Order Unit. if interested, applicants should apply to our Protective Order Unit.

The Court Advocacy Unit is the foundation of the program. Created in 1985, its objectives is to provide comprehensive services to crime victims involved in the criminal justice system through the prosecution of the offender(s). The unit provides services to victims whether or not they are involved with the prosecution of an offender.

Victim Services is a work division of the Lane County District Attorney's Office. Advocates work with clients who are named victims from a defendant's criminal case. Advocates identify and directly contact crime victims, either by telephone or letter. Services are then provided in accordance with the desires of the victim, and may include any or all of the following:

Advising victims of the status of the case
Providing accurate information and education about the criminal justice process
Accompanying victims to court hearings
Referring victims to community resources, such as legal services, mental or physical health treatment, clothing and financial assistance
Advocating within the criminal justice system
Assisting with the application, when appropriate, for Crime Victims' Compensation benefits
Providing emotional support

The program provides services to victims of all crimes, ranging from the least serious misdemeanor to those felonies that could result in the death penalty. Advocates may be involved with a victim years after the criminal case has been completed, continuing to provide services and information.

Court Advocacy volunteers will work in the Victim Services Office between 8am and 5pm. A minimum commitment of 8 hours per week, for one year is required. Additional hours may be required at the time of trial.

** Victim Services collects applications on a rolling basis. Please note we may or may not have a training scheduled.**

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About Victim Services Program

Location:

125 E. 8th Avenue, Room 400, Eugene, OR 97401, US

Mission Statement

The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive services to crime victims involved in the criminal justice system, whether or not they are involved with the prosecution of the offender.

Description

The Victim Services Program has provided services to victims of crime since 1985. The program utilizes volunteers assigned to the court advocacy unit , and the protective order unit. The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive services to crime victims involved in the criminal justice system, whether or not they are involved with the prosecution of the defendant.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

125 E. 8th Avenue, Room 400Eugene, OR 97401

(44.05158,-123.09014)
 

SKILLS

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  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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